BBC One Goes Super-Religious This Christmas

By Gary Cutlack on at

BBC One has scheduled a huge 105 minutes of religious programming for us all to be sad through on this Christmas Day, with the amount of god-referencing material set to be broadcast hitting a high not seen since the mid 1970s.

The Radio Times dug through its archive copies to collate data on the BBC's main channel's output over the last few decades, finding that 2016 will be the most church-based since 1976, which is quite appropriate seeing as it might be our last Christmas. It's also set to be a more UK-based and serious Christmas Day on the BBC this year, with more in the way of homegrown drama and serious documentary filling the airwaves during the dead hours between 6am and 11.45pm.

Comedies and US blockbuster films are down too, to make way for more Call the Midwife and Doctor Who, with just 90 minutes of comedy scheduled for broadcast on BBC One this Christmas Day. Which is all very good news for Netflix. [Express via Telegraph]

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